GRAAFF-REINET FARM - PRIVATE LODGE & SCENIC GETAWAY
LOCATION ± 39 km north of Graaff Reinet
SIZE ± 600 ha divided into 6 camps
TOPOGRAPHY Apron veld on the foothills of the Sneeuberg with the scenic Klipgat River ravine running through the property. Altitude is between 1000 and 1153 meters above sea level. .
RAINFALL 300 mm per annum
VEGETATION River with Acacia and Karee, flat Karoo with mixed grass and dwarf shrubs.
WATER Fountain water is pumped by solar power from the Klipgat river kloof to a tank for domestic and stock purposes; this provides a plentiful supply for the household under good pressure. In addition there is one windmill on the property. Each camp has two watering points. There is a borehole if needed not yet equipped with a pump.
ENERGY A 5kw solar power system with batteries for solar energy storage and an additional 5kw diesel engine as backup provides electricity for domes-tic use. Solar water heating is laid on for summer and two gas geysers pro- vide hot water in winter.
BUILDINGS & INFRASTRUCTURE An exceptional home has been created by restoration of the old farmhouse. The veranda and stoep invoke the old Karoo farm lifestyle and the addition of an outdoor undercover braai, enter- tainment area and plunge pool now provides for luxurious living. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open plan lounge, dining room & kitch-en and is tastefully furnished. (The furnishings are possibly for sale). An out-building has a single garage, storeroom and office. There is 1 staff cottage and a stone shed with kraals for livestock handling.
GENERAL A private getaway with excellent neighbours. The property is most appealing and furthermore is well situated and self-sufficient in power and water. The distance and situation among well-settled neighbours, and also adjoining a game reserve makes for remarkable privacy. As a conse- quence it is very private and secure - almost unnoticed. The picturesque kloof is lined with trees and crags.
FARMING 180 Merino or Angora ewes or additional game could be run on the farm in addition to the kudu, springbok, mountain reedbuck and wilde- beest currently on the property
PRICE R 6 m